Bars & Lounges on Black Watch
Throughout every cruise, Black Watch's selection of stylish bars and lounges provide you with everything you need to make the most of your restful, invigorating holiday. Each venue boasts ample space and plenty of comfortable seating, perfect for enjoying the feast of delicious food and drink, fantastic entertainment and spellbinding scenery on offer during the day and long into the evening.
You can soak-up the sunshine at the Marquee Bar with a refreshing pint or cocktail; or perhaps experience the sophistication of a Traditional Afternoon Tea, accompanied by breathtaking views, in the Observatory. To satisfy your caffeine cravings, visit The Bookmark Café for luxurious coffees and indulgent chocolates. In the evening, settle-in amongst the familiar surroundings of the Morning Light Pub; then take in the after-dinner show in the Neptune Lounge. In the Lido Lounge you can simply sit back with a drink in hand, or hit the dance floor and dance the night away.
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When you’ve finished every last morsel of your sumptuous five-course meal or tempting buffet, settle in at Neptune Lounge and enjoy fantastic entertainment from a wide range of performers over a glass or two of your favourite tipple. There's ample space in the Neptune Lounge, and shows are performed after each dinner sitting every evening, so there's no reason to miss out on the feast of music, dance, comedy and costume.
As Black Watch's main entertainment venue, the Neptune Lounge also hosts insightful and immersive daily events and activities, such as lectures, port talks and presentations provided by our friendly crew and expert guest speakers.
Morning Light Pub
Located on Lounge Deck, close to the ship's main dining venues, and featuring large picture windows, a well-stocked bar and soft, comfortable seating, Black Watch's new Morning Light Pub is perfect for pre and post-dinner drinks with friends and fellow guests.
Open throughout the day and evening, you could stop-by for quick pint in the afternoon or enjoy a glass of wine before your five-course or buffet meal; then return to relax long into the night while live bands and musicians perform for your enjoyment.
Always a popular venue, the Lido Lounge is a great place to sit, relax and catch up with friends over a cold pint, an exotic cocktail, a premium gin & tonic from our gin menu, or even something light, refreshing and non-alcoholic.
Located towards the aft of the ship on Lido Deck, the welcoming Lido Lounge features comfortable furniture, soft fabrics and an impressive full-width sliding door, which when open creates an appealing open space leading out towards the deck. This means that the sunshine and sea breeze can be enjoyed here during the day; then by night the dance floor can be extended – weather permitting – to offer even more space in which to enjoy the fantastic live music.
The Bookmark Café
Located on Lido Deck, the Bookmark Café is an indulgent delight that’s not to be missed. You’ll find an assortment of delectable chocolates to devour alongside a tempting menu of specialty hot drinks – choose from Taylors of Harrogate’s intense coffees and a selection of traditional teas such as earl grey and English breakfast. The popular Bookmark Bestseller, which includes seven quality beverages and a bag of luxurious truffles for £15.95 per person, can be booked before your cruise.
You could take a seat in the café's comfortable chairs and relax with your drink as the ship's picture windows provide fantastic views; or perhaps stop-by and grab a drink to takeaway. The friendly Barista will be happy to fill your reusable cup with the beverage of your choice, to enjoy on a stroll around deck or as you explore ashore.
The Marquee Bar – located towards the stern of the ship on Marquee Deck – is the ideal place to take a break from relaxing in the sunshine next to the nearby pool. Find shade under the awning at the bar, where you could chat to your hearts content with the friendly staff; or perhaps grab a table with friends and watch the world sail by over a glass of your favourite tipple.
Enjoy a cold beer, a fruity wine, exotic cocktail or treat yourself to premium gins such as The Botanist Islay or Bols Jonge, perfectly complemented by Fevertree tonic water. Delicious light bites can be ordered at the Marquee Bar too – perfect if you’re peckish but don’t want to head inside and leave the sunshine behind.
Located towards the bow of the ship on Marquee Deck and boasting spectacular panoramic views, the Observatory Lounge is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit around the bar in the centre of the lounge, or perhaps take a seat by one of the large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.
The Observatory Lounge is also the venue for our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers guests a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by premium teas and unforgettable views.
The Oriental Room brings a touch of style and opulence to the Lounge Deck on board Black Watch, with its exotic décor, elegant furnishings and menu of quality teas and herbal infusions providing an authentic taste of the Far East.
You can enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. If you prefer something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too.